Oak Hill & iHeartCommunities: A Conversation on Sexual Assault

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Oak Hill & iHeartCommunities: A Conversation on Sexual Assault and the #Seventimes Campaign

Pictured: (Left to Right) Nilda Rivera, Bilingual Community Advocate for Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund, Jillian Gilchrest, Director of Health Professional Outreach for Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Renee DiNino of iHeartRadio, Katie Hanley, Senior Director of Oak Hill Centers, Elise Delacruz, Training & Technical Assistance Coordinator of CT Alliance to End Sexual Violence, and Mae Flexer, Connecticut State Senator

Listen below to Nilda Rivera, Jillian Gilchrest, Katie Hanley, Elise Delacruz, and Mae Flexer as they discuss the issue of domestic violence and sexual violence in our community. They're raising awareness of this issue and also how if affects people with intellectual disabilities #SevenTimes more than those without intellectual disabilities. Learn how you can help. 


Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF)

The Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) is a statewide, nonprofit organization that advocates for and empowers women and girls in Connecticut, especially those who are underserved or marginalized. CWEALF works to create an equitable society where women and girls thrive.

CLICK HERE to learn more about CWEALF

Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) is the state’s leading voice for victims of domestic violence and those organizations that serve them.

We are a membership organization of Connecticut's 18 domestic violence service agencies that provide critical support to victims including counseling, support groups, emergency shelter, court advocacy, safety planning, and lethality assessment, among other services.

CLICK HERE to learn more about CCADV

Oak Hill  

Oak Hill provides a full range of services to people with disabilities. We help all ages, from newborns to seniors. And our experienced staff covers the needs of every intellectual, developmental and physical disability.

We believe that people with disabilities have the right and capability to be contributing, productive members of their communities. Building from that belief, we established a full-service organization to care for, educate and advocate for disabled people, their families and their communities.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Oak Hill 


Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence

Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence (The Alliance) is a statewide alliance of individual sexual assault crisis programs. We work to end sexual violence and ensure high quality, comprehensive and culturally competent sexual assault victim services. Our focus is on three key areas: victim assistance, community education, and public policy advocacy.

The Alliance offers opportunities to promote social change with national, state and local organizations; procurement and distribution of funds to develop and support its member organizations; a forum for the exchange of skills and information regarding the response to, and prevention of sexual assault; and a mechanism for the development and maintenance of appropriate standards of services for rape crisis centers.

We provide free and confidential support to all survivors—regardless of age, sex, immigration status, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or religious or spiritual beliefs.

CLICK HERE to learn more about CT Alliance to End Sexual Violence

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